Monday, April 16, 2012

Breaking News Monday April 16, 2012

Hello hello! And good Monday to you!
A lovely day today and already got a big bed of onions planted early this morning! I love planting things! LOL I hope everyone had a good weekend and that friends out in the mid west are all ok and not too badly hit by those awful storms.

Didn't really have a good spot for this and wanted to put it somewhere so I'm putting it up here.
Yahoo: Obama Open to Debate on Drug War, But Legalization Is ‘Not the Answer’

Much thanks also to RJ at the Global Glass Onion and the Ozarker at Conflicted Doomer , and to Doug at 3Es News and David at ETF Daily, for their help today! These good friends help make this blog what it is so do, go by and help support their efforts and hard work.

Peak Oil and Energy News
Alternet: : 6 Scary Extreme Energy Sources Being Tapped to Fuel the Post Peak Oil Economy
Think of this as taking fracking to the next level so that we can continue to speed along on our highway to hell -- peak oil, and the earth, be damned.
MSNBC: World's armies circle as Arctic warms to reveal untapped supplies of oil and gas 
Reuters: Canada approves BC LNG's export license
TheOilDrum: Tech Talk - Extracting the Attic Oil From Abqaiq
EnergyBulletin: Let's hear it for higher gasoline prices
Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.
— U.S. Secretary of Energy-designate Steven Chu, 2008
Of course we don’t want the price of gasoline to go up, we want it to go down.
— U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, 2012
BusinessInsider: EIA: We Just Revised Two Decades Of Global Oil Data - With the most recent release of international oil production data, EIA Washington has revised figures back to 1985. This is one of the most comprehensive revisions I have seen in several years. Generally, the totals were revised slightly lower, and this was especially true for the past decade. Data for the full year of 2011 has now completed.
OilPrice: Greece: Oil Smuggling Helps Define the 'Parliamentary Mafiocracy' - Oil smuggling is embedded into the social, political and economic fabric of Greece, with annual revenues generated from illegal fuel smuggling reaching €3 billion euros as of 2008, and some sources say that although Greece imports up to 99 percent of its fuel needs, it still manages to export more than it imports. 
TheOilDrum: Manifa Oil: Malodorous, But Really Not That Bad

Global Conflict
NYT: Summit of Americas Meeting Ends Without Consensus Statement - CARTAGENA, Colombia — A summit meeting of Western Hemisphere nations ended without a final statement of consensus on Sunday, after the United States and some Latin American nations remained sharply divided over whether to continue excluding Cuba from such gatherings. 

CNN: More US military members accused in summit misconduct
Spiegel: Supplies for Assad: German Ship Carrying Weapons Stopped Near Syria - At attempt to defy the weapons embargo on the Syrian regime has been thwarted in the Mediterranean Sea, SPIEGEL has learned.
Zerohedge: Another Russian Chartered, German Ship Intercepted Delivering Weapons To Syria
WSJ: Syria Violence 'Escalating' - BEIRUT—Syrian troops resumed their shelling of residential neighborhoods dominated by rebels in the central city of Homs on Sunday, activists said, after the U.N. Security Council voted to dispatch the first group of monitors to the country to shore up a shaky truce.
LegitGov: Is Secret Service scandal hyped so calls emerge to 'privatize' it?
Time: Taliban Offensive: Afghan Special Forces Battle Insurgents in the Streets of Kabul
Reuters: Latin America rebels against U.S. over Cuba - Unprecedented Latin American opposition to sanctions on communist Cuba put more pressure on President Barack Obama at the Summit of the Americas on Sunday and threatened to further weaken U.S. influence in the region.

In contrast to the rock-star status he enjoyed at the 2009 summit in Trinidad and Tobago shortly after taking office, Obama has had a bruising time at the two-day hemispheric meeting of some 30 heads of state in Colombia
BBC: Taliban launch Afghanistan raids - The Taliban carry out co-ordinated attacks on embassies, parliament and Nato's HQ in the capital Kabul, and elsewhere in Afghanistan.
NYT: Kabul Rocked by Gunfire and Explosions - The Taliban staged multiple attacks across eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, hitting the heavily secured diplomatic neighborhood of Kabul and Afghanistan
Counterpunch: World’s Apex Bully Leads World Into Lawlessness - The US government pretends to live under the rule of law, to respect human rights, and to provide freedom and democracy to citizens. Washington’s pretense and the stark reality are diametrically opposed.
TheAtlantic: The Iran War Estimate: Odds of Conflict Fall to 42% - The probability that the United States or Israel will strike Iran in the next year is 42 percent--down from a figure of 48 percent in March.

NYT: Authorities Bar 3 Leading Candidates in Egypt Race
Guardian: Israel forces airline to cancel tickets of British ‘flytilla’ activists 

Time: Egypt's Presidential Race: How the Disqualifications Alter the Dynamic - The contest is roiled after a commission says three top contenders are ineligible.
BBC: Pakistan jail raid frees hundreds
LegitGov: Prison Break: Nearly 400 Escape Pakistan Jail

McClatchy: Sudan bombards Bentiu as clashes with South Sudan escalate

LAT: For North Koreans, a rare speech and a new missile
WashingtonPost; In Israel, pro-Palestinian activists get attention, if not entry - Israel blocked or detained all but a handful of hundreds of pro-Palestinian foreign activists who planned to gather here Sunday, and the event appeared to be something of a bust.
Or maybe not. A media scrum stood alongside a phalanx of hundreds of police officers deployed at the airport in the city of Tel Aviv, where travelers participating in the fly-in were scheduled to arrive. Present at an evening news conference in this biblical city were one French woman who had made it past immigration authorities and about a dozen cameras.
RawStory: Israeli army officer probed for striking activist in the face with gun

McClatchy: Agreement reached with Iran on formal nuclear talks in May
NYT: At Nuclear Talks, Iran and 6 Nations Agree to Meet Again

LegitGov: Israel forces tourist to pledge to avoid pro-Palestinian activities as condition for entry

NYT: Complex Attack by Taliban Sends Message to the West
CNN: Norway rampage suspect claims self-defense justifies killings
Reuters: U.N. condemns North Korea launch, warns on nuclear test

Domestic Financial News
BusinessInsider: Dylan Ratigan Is About To Unveil Never Before Transcripts Of Emergency Federal Reserve Meetings - Tune in to The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC at 4 p.m. ET for an exclusive look at the transcripts of meetings of top Fed officials during the financial crisis from 2007-2010.

BusinessInsider: The Great Recession Doesn't Even Compare To The Great Depression
CNNMoney: AT&T's $350 million plan to groom new U.S. workers - While Americans struggle to finds jobs, some of the country's biggest companies insist they're struggling just as hard to find workers with the skills they need.  
ETFDaily: Insiders Tell Jim Sinclair, $17 Trillion In QE Coming  - Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: No matter how the Fed tries to manipulate the markets through its orchestrated communiques, more ‘quantitative easing’ is coming, says ‘Mr. Gold‘ Jim Sinclair.  And this time, $17 trillion more of Sinclair’s mantra “QE to infinity” is a done deal, according to him. 
CalculatedRisk: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 944 Institutions
CreditWritedowns: Gary Shilling: Bearish on the US economy; calling for a crash
CNNMoney: Small firms avoiding loans, citing slow recovery
NYT: Coming - ‘Taxmageddon’ -  ON Jan. 1 of next year, the federal tax bill for a typical middle-class household — making in the neighborhood of $50,000 — is scheduled to rise by about $1,750. This increase, which would come from the expiration of both the Bush tax cuts and the Obama stimulus, would follow a decade of little to no income growth for many people. As a result, inflation-adjusted, after-tax income for the median household could fall next year to its 1998 level, in spite of the continuing economic recovery.  The middle-class tax increase is just the beginning of budget changes set to take effect at the start of 2013. Poor families would see their taxes rise somewhat, too. Total federal taxes for top-earning families would rise by tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Spending cuts would also take effect, squeezing domestic programs — education, transportation, scientific research — and the military.  All in all, the end of 2012 will be unlike any other time in memory for the federal government. 
Econ Crisis 4 - Shadow Banks - YouTube - instructional, includes transcript
CEPR: There Was No Bowles-Simpson Commission Report  - Dean Baker - Today Ezra Klein is guilty of that standard Washington insider mistake of referring a Bowles-Simpson commission report. In his column, he contrasts the tax increases proposed by the commission (along with increases advocated by others), with the pledges by Romney to raise taxes on no one and the pledge by President Obama to not raise taxes on anyone other than the top 2 percent. Of course there was no Bowles-Simpson commission report.
UnderstandingSociety: Culture or jobs?, by Daniel Little: Stephen Steinberg contributed a provocative but important piece to Boston Review a year ago on current academic thinking about race and poverty. The piece is titled Poor Reason: Culture Still Doesn't Explain Poverty, and it is now available as a short Kindle publication.

GlobeAndMail: U.S. consumer sentiment dips in early April 
FT: Obama Prepares for Financial Crisis Prosecutions
CommonDreams: Five Reasons Why The Very Rich Have NOT Earned Their MoneyThe wealthiest Americans believe they've earned their money through hard work and innovation, and that they're the most productive members of society. For the most part they're wrong.
ETFDaily: To Make Money In This Bubble-and-Bust World, You MUST Be A Contrarian
BusinessInsider: Setting A Budget Won't Stop You From Overspending After All  - A new study out of Brigham Young University and Emory University may refute what many of us thought about budgeting.
Consumers who walk into the store with a spending limit in mind actually spend up to 50 percent more than those who don't, according to the study.

Global Financial News
BusinessInsider: Iceland's President Explains Why The World Needs To Rethink Its Addiction To Finance
Slate: Why the Eurozone Crisis Is Getting Worse
Zerohedge: "Pied Piper Always Gets Paid And Hamelin Still Rests On German Soil"

NYT: Increasingly in Europe, Suicides ‘by Economic Crisis’Cryptogon: Briton Killed After Threat to Expose Overseas Financial Dealings of Chinese Politician’s Wife
BusinessInsider: This Chart Shows What A Complete Disaster Spain Has Become - From Doug Short, it doesn't get much clearer than this. Click to enlarge. SEE ALSO: 14 jaw-dropping facts about the Spanish economy
Zerohedge: Guest Post: Why Isn’t The EUR Lower; Central Bank Agreement?
Reuters: Credit Suisse could cut 5,000 jobs- paper  - Swiss bank Credit Suisse could announce the loss of up to 5,000 jobs in its investment banking business at its forthcoming first-quarter results, a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday.
BusinessInsider: The Dutch Crown Prince Just Bought A $5.9 Million Greek Villa - The Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander has bought a villa in southern Greece, the BBC reports.

Minyanville: Spain: Too Big To Fail And Too Big To Save


Mineweb: Another Chinese steel giant flexes muscle in Labrador Trough
ETFDaily: The Copper Yuan Carry Trade 
CommodityOnline: Copper sharply lower on economic data nervousness over Europe

M 4.4, Molucca Sea
M 5.5, southern GreeceThe following two links are from the Ozarker and her niece whose hubby works at the plant that was damaged in the tornado.
MSNBC: 87 in April! Hottest Day So Far This Year  
SeattleTimes: Boeing's key Wichita supplier hit hard by tornado
Production workers at Spirit won't be returning before Wednesday as the supplier of fuselages and other key plane sections assesses how badly it was damaged Saturday night.
pics below Aerial photos of storm damage
DesdemonaDespair: Image of the Day: Satellite View of Receding Dead Sea, 1972, 1989, and 2011
BostonHerald: Some Marathoners slow, walk or sadly drop out under blazing sun - At Heartbreak Hill and beyond, the scorching heat has claimed experienced and novice runners alike in today’s Boston Marathon, where more than 22,000 braved the 80-degree temperatures for their own piece of the 26.2-mile course.
“We actually had a pretty warm March, so I thought I was acclimated. I guess not,” mused Cameron Ausen, a 29-year-old Milwaukee resident who, in his second Boston Marathon, bowed out after the 12th mile when the “wheels came off.”
DesdemonaDespair: As Arctic warms, generals agree to closer ties at historic meet - OTTAWA (Reuters) – Defense chiefs from eight Arctic nations agreed on Friday to cooperate more closely to deal with disasters and search and rescue operations in the remote resource-rich region, Canada's top soldier said.
As the Arctic warms up, major nations are jostling for influence in a frozen part of the world believed to contain vast reserves of oil, gas, gold, diamonds, zinc and iron.
BBC: Drought may last until Christmas - Official drought zones are declared in a further 17 English counties, as a warning comes that water shortages could last until Christmas.
ASAHI: New photos show damaged fuel storage pool at Fukushima plant  - Tokyo Electric Power Co. on April 13 released photos showing extensive damage at the spent fuel storage pool of the No. 3 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
AJW: Fukushima governor rips restart of Oi nuclear reactors
CDCW: Wildlife and Ag Disaster Looms as UK Drought Deepens - As the US has seen one of the strangest springs ever, the UK sinks into one of the driest seasons in memory.
JustInCaseBook: Guy McPherson and Ted Talk
CBSNews: Tornadoes hit Oklahoma hardest
To anyone that lives in coal mining country, this comes as no surprise. Many of the resource rights were sold off long ago to big coal who to this day, has the right to come in and get the coal. If you are planning to relocate to a rural area, make sure the mineral rights have not been sold off and that you have full ownership to your property. Wouldn't want you to get your dreamstead built and have the earth sucked out from underneath it! Thanks to RJ for the following story.
McClatchy: Fracking concerns raised over N.C. homes sold without underground rights - Garrido’s neighbors in the Legends Oaks subdivision are signing home purchase contracts that give up their rights for drilling natural gas to the company that built the homes. Texas-based D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder, is then transferring those exploration rights en masse to its subsidiary, DRH Energy. The homebuilder’s deed restriction potentially plays out across dozens of subdivisions and hundreds of homes built by D.R. Horton throughout the state. The terms give DRH Energy, also based in Texas, “the perpetual right to drill, mine, explore … and remove any of the subsurface resources on or from the property by any means whatsoever,” according to property deeds filed in Chatham, Wake and Durham counties.  Now Garrido is surrounded by neighbors who will have no say about natural gas drilling under their homes. “If we ever want to sell our house, it’s going to hurt us,” said Garrido. “It’s just the perception, even if they never exercise those rights.” It’s not clear why D.R. Horton is selling homes stripped of mineral rights, or whether the company hopes to profit from a natural gas bonanza in the Triangle and elsewhere. Company representatives did not return repeated calls and emails to its division office in Morrisville.
CNN: Oklahoma tornado claims sixth victim
MSNBC: US: 56 coral species face extinction danger from warming, acidic seas
Space shuttle Discovery placed atop jumbo jet for its last ride
Orbiter set for this week's transfer from Florida to Smithsonian in Virginia
Counterpunch: Nuclear Titanics - On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, The Japan Times yesterday ran an editorial titled “The Titanic and the Nuclear Fiasco” which stated: “Presenting technology as completely safe, trustworthy or miraculous may seem to be a thing of the past, but the parallels between the Titanic and Japan’s nuclear power industry could not be clearer.”

America in Decline
MyBudget360: Low wage America and the working poor – US has one of the highest number of employees working in low wage jobs of high paying industrialized nations. 1 out of 4 Americans employed work in jobs that pay less than $10 per hour.
Cryptogon: Tax Refunds Being Used to Pay for Bankruptcy Filings
Afro: Police Shooting of Mentally Ill, Unarmed Man in Alabama Triggers March-Demonstrators in Headland, Ala. gathered April 14 in an effort to draw national attention to the death of an unarmed, mentally ill man who was shot by police during an attempt to subdue him in January.

Bloomberg: Illinois Is Pension Basket Case You Forgot About - This month, the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois made a dire announcement to its members. TRS, which covers most public-school teachers in Illinois outside Chicago and has more than 360,000 members, said the following: “If the General Assembly does not continue to provide all of the funding called for in state law, calculations done by TRS actuaries show that the System could become insolvent as soon as 2030.
Bloomberg: Stockton Can Suspend Police Accrued Vacation Payouts - Stockton, the central California city trying to avert bankruptcy, can continue suspending accrued vacation and sick time payouts for its retiring and departing police officers, a state judge ruled.

ThinkProgress: Tennessee Enacts ‘Monkey Bill’ To Dumb Down Kids, Undermine Their Future
('cause we like 'em dumb here in the sticks! eeeee haaaaaaw!) 
Counterpunch: Pothole Nation
Businessweek: Why Are McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Intuit Fleeing ALEC? - Business Week - ALEC has attracted a wide and wealthy range of supporters precisely because it does its real work in a black box. Membership lists are secret. The origins of the model bills are secret. Deliberations and votes on model bills are secret. The model bills themselves are secret.

TheNation: This Week in Poverty: Will Pennsylvania Rip Another Hole in the Safety Net?
If you’ve never heard of state-funded General Assistance (GA) programs, you’re hardly alone. A “safety net of last resort” for very poor people—often childless adults—who don’t qualify for other forms of public assistance, there aren’t too many of them still in existence. Not too long ago most states offered them, but in recent decades they have been eliminated or severely restricted. Now, only thirty states maintain GA programs, and the benefit level for most falls below one-quarter of the poverty line, or less than $2,750 per year.

Food and Water
ABS-CBNNews: Fungus threat escalates for food, wildlife: scientists - PARIS, France - Species of fungus, driven by trade, travel and climate change, pose a mounting threat to food supplies and biodiversity, scientists said on Wednesday.
Widely unknown to the general public, seven fungal epidemics are under way, striking bees, bats, frogs, soft corals and sea turtles as well as rice and wheat, they said.
Human health and livelihoods are at stake, for fungus costs $60 billion a year in losses to corn, wheat and rice alone, according to their assessment, published by the science journal Nature.
"In both animals and plants, an unprecedented number of fungal and fungal-like species have recently caused some of the most severe die-offs and extinctions ever witnessed in wild species, and are jeopardising food security," it warned.
CivilEats: Protecting Water at the Source
DesdemonaDespair: BP oil spill contaminated Gulf food chain: study
Grist: Four important food and farm stories you may have missed


Internet and Online Privacy News
BlacklistedNews: WikiLeaks’ Assange to launch new talk show on Russia Today next week
ArsTechnica: Government trying to deny Megaupload fair legal representation - The United States government has adopted a take-no-prisoners attitude in its prosecution of Megaupload, seeming to raise every conceivable objection to Megaupload's efforts to defend itself. We've already covered the government's attempts to block Megaupload from spending money to preserve servers that the company says contains data needed for its defense. Now, the government has adopted a new tactic: making it as difficult as possible for Megaupload to obtain legal counsel. The prominent law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan has sought permission to represent Megaupload in the case. But in a legal document filed on Wednesday, the government raised several objections to freeing up money to allow the law firm to represent Megaupload in court.

Science and Technology
ArsTechnica: 1.5 million pages of ancient texts to be made accessible online
RedditScience: Mysteriously dark Mars regions are made of glass
ScienceDaily: 'Sounds of Silence' Proving a Hit: World's Fastest Random Number GeneratorCNN: A dark day for the future of books - Wednesday was a dark day for the future of books. The Department of Justice charged Apple and five large book publishers with conspiring to raise e-book prices. Three of the five publishers quickly capitulated rather than face the risk and expense of a protracted legal battle.
ScientificAmerican: Memory Foraging: When the Brain Behaves Like a Bee
Cryptogon: Dual-Focus Contact Lens Prototypes Ordered by Pentagon
SingularityHub: “The Scale Of The Universe 2″ Animation Made By 14-Year-Olds Is Mind Blowing
ScientificAmerican: Secret Computer Code Threatens Science
MSNBC: North Korea faces rocket reality: Failure is an option
Space experts say making things go boom is easy; controlling the blast is hard Wired: Physicist Writes Mathematical Study to Avoid Traffic Ticket - A physicist faced with a fine for running a stop sign has proved his innocence by publishing a mathematical paper, and has even won a prize for his efforts. 

Medical and Health
DoctorTipster: Genetically Engineered Stem Cells Capable Of Fighting HIV Infection
ScienceDaily: Memory in adults impacted by versions of four genes
Frustrated ALS Patients Concoct Their Own Drug
CNN: Without health care reform, 20-somethings out of luck
TriCities: Nearly 1,600 patients treated during Bristol RAM
 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Miller described the near-overwhelming pain that coursed through his two shattered back teeth almost non-stop in recent weeks as a pulsating sensation.
“It’s from my back wisdom teeth coming in,” he explained of his dilemma Sunday afternoon while awaiting his turn at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Bristol.
A carpenter from Richlands, Miller’s lack of financial resources placed him among the last 21 patients waiting for a turn in the makeshift dentist office sprawled out on Bristol Motor Speedway’s infield.
FT: The Plot to Keep Health Care Prices from Consumers
WSJ: Frustrated ALS Patients Concoct Their Own Drug (membership required)
TheChart: What the Yuck: Could weed affect my work?

Today: Research backs up the power of the 5 S's to soothe babies 
TheChart: Life stressors increase obesity risk in young girls

Doomsteading, Gardening, Urban Farming
ModernSurvival: Your Community: A Survival Help Or Hindrance?
CityFarmer: Land Banks and Land Banking
UrbanFarming: Graft Bombing - Taking the underground gardening movement to a new level, San Francisco-based activist group, Guerrilla Grafters, helps fruit grow — on urban, non-fruit-bearing trees. The ultimate goal is to “turn city streets into food forests.” 
Rawstory: Sheep gives birth to seven lambs
In arguably a contender for “the most adorable animal video of the weekend” award, a rare event took place at a farm in Snoqualine, Washington, where a female sheep named Trina gave birth to seven lambs.
NoTechMagazine: The Concrete Lathe Project"Metalworking lathes are necessary to the production of almost everything but are very expensive. In 1915, special lathes made from concrete were developed to quickly and cheaply produce millions of cannon shells needed for World War I. Lucien Yeomans, the inventor, won the nation's highest engineering award for it but sadly the technique was almost forgotten after the war. We re-discovered it as a way to quickly make inexpensive but accurate machine tools for use in developing countries and in trade schools and shops everywhere."
CivilEats: Planting Roots in Abandoned Lots: Mark MacInnis’ Documentary on Detroit’s Urban Farms

CanadianDoomer: Quick - Where's Your First Aid Kit?

Other News
ChicagoTribune: At US gun convention, many see rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case
WSJ: NYPD: 3 arrested during anarchist protest - NEW YORK — Police say a gang of self-proclaimed anarchists scuffled with police officers as they tried to smash up a lower Manhattan coffee shop.
Police say the Saturday night melee broke out after a group of protesters had left an anarchist book fair and marched through the streets tipping over garbage cans and spray-painting anarchists symbols on commercial property.
Newsday: Officials: Human remains at Titanic shipwreck site
Photo credit: AP | This photo provided by the Institute for Exploration, Center for Archaeological Oceanography/University of Rhode Island/NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, shows a pair of shoes, lying in close proximity, are, while the visible remains of the victim have disappeared, suggestive evidence of where a victim of the Titanic disaster came to rest.
IBTimes: Gu Kailai And Bo Xilai: Murder, Mayhem, Mystery and Myth Surround China's Political Power Couple
DailyMail: Spain’s King Juan Carlos has emergency hip replacement after falling during Botswana elephant hunting trip
Spiegel: Israel’s Other Temple: Research Reveals Ancient Struggle over Holy Land Supremacy The Jews had significant competition in antiquity when it came to worshipping Yahweh. Archeologists have discovered a second great temple not far from Jerusalem that predates its better known cousin. It belonged to the Samaritans, and may have been edited out of the Bible once the rivalry had been decided.
NYT: Not Just Another Fake Mona Lisa - A researcher at the Prado in Spain has discovered that the museum’s copy of the Mona Lisa was painted by someone working next to Leonardo da Vinci while he created the original.
CNN: Norway mass murder suspect claims self-defense
Guardian: Olympics 2012: branding ‘police’ to protect sponsors’ exclusive rights  
Independent: Exposed: The reality behind London’s ‘ethical’ Olympics  
MSNBC: Restored scribble may be Shakespeare's signature
A team hasn't yet begun the process of authenticating the signature as Shakespeare's, but they did reconstruct it
Ca.msn: Man Tasered by Edmonton police has died - A man who was shocked by a Taser stun gun while in custody this week at Edmonton police headquarters has died. Jeff Oatway, 34, had been in a coma on life support after he was taken to hospital on Wednesday.
Doctors declared him dead on Friday, said his father, Cliff.
SFGate: Free-speech group flags First Amendment violations - (04-12) 07:12 PDT Richmond, Va. (AP) --
Enacting a law that bars doctors from discussing gun safety with their patients. Slicing the "f-word" from a designated free-speech wall. Blocking websites about non-mainstream religions and gay-advocacy groups from public computers.c
SunTimes: Bill Cosby: It's guns, not race in Trayvon Martin case
RawStory: Florida fire captain: Trayvon died because of ‘sh*tbag… welfare dependent’ parents
A Miami-Dade fire captain is under investigation after he asserted that the death of an unarmed Florida teen was the fault of “failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents.”
According to the Grio, Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann made the following entry on his Facebook page last week on the same day that State Attorney Angela Corey announced she was charging neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman with the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin:
“Listening to Prosecutor Corey blow herself and her staff for five minutes before pre-passing judgment on George Zimmerman. The state seeks reelection again, truth aside. I and my coworkers could rewrite the book on whether our urban youths are victims of racist profiling or products of their failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents, but like Mrs. Corey, we speak only the truth. They’re just misunderstood little church going angels and the ghetto hoodie look doesn’t have anything to do with why people wonder if they’re about to get jacked by a thug.”
McClatchy: Change is coming to 'America's front yard,' the National Mall
NADTA: Colorado Democrats endorse decriminalizing marijuana – Colorado Springs Independent (blog)

LegitGov: American Nazi becomes Washington lobbyist
DailyBeast: How Hillary Got Hot  -Hillary Clinton bears the battle scars of a lifetime: the attacks on her ambitious role as first lady, her gargantuan health-care plan, her standing by her man after the Monica mess, her brittle presidential campaign that fumbled away a 30-point lead.
ThinkProgress: Romney: Poor Mothers Should Be Required To Work Outside The Home
IBTimes: Sarah Palin Responds To Fox's Roger Ailes' Claim She Had 'No Chance to Be President' 
Truthout: Romney: Poor Mothers Should Be Required to Work Outside the Home Or Lose Welfare 
CNN: Romney condemns Obama's 'assault on our economic freedom'

TinfoilPalace: periol's poetry hour
TinfoilPalace: Secret Service agents sent packing
TheOilAge: Mormon Kingdom of Zion?
TheOilAge: Jan Lundberg responds to Sierra Club's promo of EVs
HubbertsArms: Ron Paul Jumps the Shark on Israel
HubbertsArms: Eight Old School Diseases Making A Comeback
SilentCountry: The rise of atheism in America
SilentCountry: Foreclosure Song
DestinyCalls: Hypnosis: Reaching Beyond Oneself
DestinyCalls: Mystery boom and shakiHubbertsArms; ng reported around San Diego County
DestinyCalls: The Crowley Thoth Tarot

1 comment:

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